A man has been seriously injured in a stabbing in Sheffield city centre.
Police cordoned off the crime scene - Dixon Lane, off Haymarket - after the victim was found by a member of the public near Snig Hill police station.
He had suffered a number of stab wounds to his upper chest, which police described as ‘potentially life threatening’.
The 45-year-old, from Sheffield, was given emergency first aid by police officers until paramedics arrived.
They rushed him to the city’s Northern General Hospital, where he remained in a serious condition yesterday.
Following the attack on Friday afternoon police arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.
A second man, aged 18, was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Both were still being held by officers yesterday.
Forensics experts spent much of Saturday combing Dixon Lane looking for clues to help them establish what happened.
Spatters of blood were visible on the pavement and police markers had been put in place to identify points of interest while scenes of crime officers worked at the scene.
Concerned members of the public gathered near the police tape at the Haymarket entrance to Dixon Lane observing the police activity.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “A 39-year-old Sheffield man is in custody having been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the city.
“It follows an incident in the city centre at around 4.50pm on Friday, when a man was found by member of the public near to Snig Hill Police Station. He had suffered stab wounds to his upper chest.
“A second Sheffield man, aged 18, was arrested on Saturday for assisting offenders.”
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 845 of Friday, September 27.